With a blend of traditional and emerging disciplines that cross multiple departments and colleges at Northeastern, Game Design students are empowered to pursue a range of career opportunities in the industry, including:

  • Game programmer
  • Game software engineer
  • Game designer
  • Game producer
  • Game tester
  • Game user experience researcher
  • Indie game developer/entrepreneur
  • Graphic designer
  • User experience designer
  • Interaction designer
  • Academic researcher in HCI, computer science, and game design
  • Usability engineer
  • Game/interactive media user researcher
  • Traditional creative disciplines:
    • Artist
    • Designer
    • Software engineer
    • Tester

For those pursuing a degree in a traditional discipline, we encourage students to broaden beyond their discipline and study emerging interdisciplinary areas as well. This will offer a broader education and the skills needed to pursue traditional opportunities outside of games.